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Mental Health Specialist

Pain and Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Albuquerque, NM

Mental health is an important part of your overall health and well-being and affects how you feel, think, and behave. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from a mental health condition; however, only about half of those who suffer seek help. Pain and Recovery Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes a patient-centered approach to care and offers mental health services for patients 12 and older who need help. To schedule an appointment with the compassionate team, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Mental Health Q&A

What is mental health?

Your mental health includes your emotional, social, and psychological well-being. The state of your mental health affects your feelings, thoughts, and behavior, as well as how well you cope with the stresses of daily life and interact with others.

Your mental health is important at every stage of life. Dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to all in need, Pain and Recovery Center offers mental health services for men and women of all ages starting at age 12.

What affects mental health?

Like your physical health, many factors influence your mental health. Some of the most common factors that may negatively affect your mental health include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Brain chemistry
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Major life change
  • Loss of a loved one

You may not be able to control all the factors that affect your mental health and wellness, but you can take steps to protect your emotional and psychological well-being by seeking medical help when in need. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and positive relationships also improve your mental health. 

What are common mental health conditions?

There are many types of mental health conditions, and, for some, they may be short-term, while for others, it’s a chronic health condition that requires ongoing medical care. 

Common mental health conditions include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Schizophrenia

Though symptoms vary, most mental health conditions improve with the right treatment. If you have a mental illness or feel less like your usual self, the compassionate team at Pain and Recovery Center can help.

How is mental health treated?

The team at Pain and Recovery Center takes a patient-centered approach to care and conducts a comprehensive clinical and medical assessment at your initial visit to determine the best treatment for you. Treatment for mental health depends on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history.

Treatment options at Pain and Recovery Center include:

  • Medication
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy

The practice also offers intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion to patients unable to get relief from their mental health symptoms from traditional treatments. This includes treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. 

Pain and Recovery Center also specializes in drug and alcohol dependence and addiction and offers a detox program, as well as an intensive outpatient program to support recovery. 

For comprehensive mental health services from a patient-centered team, call Pain and Recovery Center, or book an appointment online today.